I can't remember when I started listening to Frosty and Frank, but it was when they were with Jamie White. I enjoyed the show, and even though I do like listening to Jamie to some degree, I also really enjoyed the rare shows when Jamie wasn't there, and it was just Frosty and Frank. And then there was this traffic girl named Heidi, who would do more than just the traffic, but she could never talk for very long because of time constraints, and I always wished there was more time for her to speak.
And then, one day, Frosty and Frank were gone, and Jamie was with Danny Bonaduce. Frosty and Frank disappeared.
And then years later, I found out that Frosty and Frank had been back on the air for a while, with a new third partner - Heidi! How perfect is that? And I've been listening to them ever since. Until after today.
KLSX, the station that Frosty, Heidi and Frank were on, has decided to change from being the only FM talk radio station (in Los Angeles at least) to being yet another boring Top 40 station. The switch-over happens today at 5pm. Today was Frosty, Heidi and Frank's final show, and I got to hear most of it, but the husband has also arranged to have it taped at home, so I'll be able to hear it again and hear the parts I missed.
The highlight for me has to be Frosty's song. Frosty has been working on a CD for some time but the joke is that he'll never be finished, and he rarely let anyone hear any of the songs. Today, he decided to sing one of the songs, even though he was scared that people would think it would suck. He said it wasn't his masterpiece song, but that it fit the theme of the day - the song was called "Endings".
Oh.my.heck. It was an amazingly beautiful song, and it did fit really well with the ending of the show. Frosty did a good job singing the song, and he later said that he did have trouble getting through it. When the song ended, there was not a sound from Heidi - I knew she was probably crying too hard to speak. Frank managed to make a joke about there being too much dust in the room and his allergies acting up - a cover-up for his tears. He barely was able to utter the out phrase to get them to a commercial, and he later admitted that he was bawling like a girl.
Frosty had apparently sang a different song previously at an event, but I never heard it. If this isn't his best, though, I can't imagine what the rest of his stuff sounds like. It was really a beautiful song, and as I was driving to work, I was crying in the car listening to it, but when the song ended, and I could hear that Frank was fighting through tears, I lost it.
The end of the show was pretty awesome too. Frank talks tough a lot, and he gives Frosty crap all the time, but Frank talked about how much he loved Frosty and Heidi (how ironic that Frank's parents FINALLY got internet and that this was the first show they were able to listen to?), even more than his family, and he was talking through his tears, and you could hear Heidi and Frosty crying too.
Unlike last time, Frosty, Heidi and Frank aren't disappearing without a sound. They have a presence on MySpace and FaceBook, and they have their own website, where they promise to update people when developments warrant. Frank also has a website, which he says will be broadcasting past shows every weekday from 10am to 2pm, so that'll be cool. I hope they play older stuff because there's a lot of old shows I've never heard.
Frosty, Heidi and Frank have put up an awesome farewell video on their site. It's really nicely done.
Frosty, Heidi and Frank from fhf video on Vimeo.
Frosty, Heidi and Frank - Thank you so much for the years of entertainment and laughs and tears and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moments. Thanks for sharing your lives with us.
Frank - I remember when you first talked about being a dad. I couldn't believe it. But you have turned into a terrific dad, hitting the true mark since she's now told you that she hates you. :)
Heidi - I remember the whole mystery of "The Italian". I'm so happy that you've found love and happiness.
Frosty - You said that you would actually try to take care of yourself and not just sit at home and eat yourself to death. Please do what you said you'd do. That song you sang was amazing. I hope you really do finish the CD and share it with all of us.
I'll be waiting to hear where you guys will be next.